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From The Diary of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch
Published by: Kehos
In 1783, an important disputation took place in Minsk between leading Misnagdic geonim and Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. The debate centered around Rabbi Schneur Zalman's philosophy, which was based on the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov - teachings that the Misnagdim vehemently opposed. Penned by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, The Debate in Minsk presents the background and story of this landmark event. Responding to questions posed to him, Rabbi Schneur Zalman passionately and systematically outlined the basic doctrines of the Baal Shem Tov, demonstrating their veracity from genuine Torah sources and their place in mainstream Judaism.